Volkswagen research team striving for perfect driving experience

Volkswagen Group of America’s research team at its Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) is striving to invent forms of communication between the vehicle, the driver and the surroundings that are even more sensitive.
ERL deputy director Chuhee Lee announced at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City during a presentation that researchers were trying to design the ultimate car that learns, predicts and adapts to drivers all by itself. Lee, who was inspired as a child by KITT the car from the TV series Knight Rider, said that three crucial elements would be leveraged for driver-car connectivity — mobile devices (including smartphones, watches, glass, etc.), car, and the cloud.